Forum | Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Australian politics is characterised by heated debates on immigration policy and the scope of the Australian government’s obligation to asylum seekers. Many politicians cite the alleged shortcomings of diversity and multiculturalism in Australia and internationally, disregarding the rich contributions of many new Australians. This panel addresses (mis)conceptions of immigration in Australia in relation to the lived realities and successes of immigrant, refugee and marginalised communities.
Tasneem Chopra (moderator) – Author, Consultant and Curator
Marion Lau OAM JP – Deputy Chairperson of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria.
Bobuq Sayed – Co-editor of Archer Magazine and Co-founder of Colour Tounges
Xen Nhà / Thanh Hằng Phạm – Artist, writer and radio producer
Santilla Chingaipe – Journalist and documentary filmmaker
Idil Ali – Advocate and Youth Activist Leader with Plan International
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